Melissa Theuriau, 28 years old French LCI News anchorwoman, born in Grenoble (France), she is the first lady from France which becomes famous in Youtube. Since September, she has presented, on Sunday evening, the news magazine Forbidden zone (French title: Zone interdite).
As a result of a compilation of her news broadcasts entitled Beautiful News Reporter that was posted on the website "YouTube" in July 2006, Theuriau became an Internet icon, drawing large numbers of devotees, especially in the United States. According to one commentator, quoted in Britain by The Times, "I never knew the words 'George Bush' and 'Iraq' could sound so sexy". In March 2007 Theuriau's profile in France itself was raised by her appearance with the actor and comedian Jamel Debbouze on the front cover of the magazine Paris Match, which described her as "la bombe cathodique" television bombshell. Yet, despite supplementing her income from broadcasting by modelling sunglasses for Vuarnet, Theuriau has professed surprise at her celebrity: "I cannot explain it ... I am absolutely not seeking this publicity".